I did my own block. At the time I wasn't a quilter. I was only a quilt dreamer. I chose to do a crazy quilt block using the fabrics and embroidery threads Mom had selected. I didn't really know what I was doing because not only was I not a quilter, I wasn't much of an embroiderer either. I'd done some when I was younger but not much.
My block wasn't actually crazy pieced, by the way. I chose a crazy piece layout and then appliqued on the pieces of patterned fabric leaving enough white spaces for the details. The fun part, though, was doing all the crazy embroidery. I referred to online instructions and overall, I think I did pretty good for a first-timer. I enjoyed adding the beading, as well. Again, thank you Google.
Since I was at my brother's place this weekend for a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner (thanks, Lynn and Darrel), I took advantage of the opportunity to get a few photos of the quilt.